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Our staff of professionals at Tri-County are all certified on a yearly basis which you can find below.

John R. Thompson
CompTIA A+ Certified
Master CET, US207
Certified Journeyman ET: Computer Service,
Certified Service Manager, CSMNY106
FCC: PG 20-6735

Frederick C. Muller, III
FCC: PG 20-2093

Frederick C. Muller, IV
CompTIA A+ Certified

Stacy Platt
Customer Service Specialist 088534

Kyle Jenne

Senior Certified Electronics Technician – Wireless Communications SETWCM-R233613

CET Wireless Communications, WCMNY373
Certified Repeater Site Technician, RST088718
Certified Journeyman R56 Installer R56129705

Rick Thompson
Certified Associate ET, AC12303
Certified Journeyman ET WCM097746
NABER 36629
Certified Journeyman R56 Installer R56129705

Matt Carney
4th Edition Authorized Climber/Rescuer Comtrain Certificate #27876-84551-1

Rick DeGraw
MOTOTRBO IP Site Connect and Capacity Plus PCT1066
4th Edition Authorized Climber/Rescuer Comtrain Certificate #25161-70956-1

George L. Wylde
Senior Certified Electronics Technician – Wireless Communications – SETWCM – R132290
FCC: PG 2-17979

*CET = Certified Electronics Technician

Standards and Guidelines for Communication Sites: Motorola Publication R5

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Proper grounding at communications sites is essential for reliable, error-free operations and for safety issues related to both shock hazards and lightning strikes. Many sources of advice exist for how to best collect equipment and power source grounds in order to mitigate crosstalk and power supply noise. As with any time a group of equally qualified ‘experts’ expound on opinions regarding best practices, some information you find will be contradictory.

One of the most highly regarded guidelines is a 518-page document published by Motorola (Publication R56) titled “Standards and Guidelines for Communication Sites.”

Many essential topics have been included like site design and development, communication site building and installation, internal and external grounding, power sources, surge protection devices, soil resistivity, and electromagnetic interference. There are plenty of diagrams included to help explain installation techniques. It is all worth reviewing by anyone involved with radio transmitters, receivers, antennas, power supplies, RF switches, etc.

The CompTIA A+ certification validates foundation-level knowledge and skills necessary for a career in PC support. It is the starting point for a career. This international, vendor-neutral certification proves competence in areas such as installation, preventative maintenance, networking, security and troubleshooting. Certified technicians also have excellent customer service and communication skills to work with clients. Two exams are necessary to be certified: A+ Essentials and the A+ Practical Application exam.

A+ Essentials measures the necessary competencies of an entry-level IT professional with a recommended 500 hours of hands-on experience in the lab or field. It tests for technical understanding of computer technology, networking and security, as well as the communication skills and professionalism now required of all entry-level IT professionals.

CompTIA A+ Practical Application is an extension of the knowledge and skills identified in CompTIA A+ Essentials, with more of a “hands-on” orientation focused on scenarios in which troubleshooting and tools must be applied to resolve problems.